About me

I am Paul Tsai.
I majored in clinical laboratory science at National Taiwan University between 2006 to 2010. Starting from my sophomore year, I started my research in a clinical bacteriology laboratory led by Dr.Teng. My thematic project was on the protease and lipase activity in clinically isolated Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis. The work was supported by thematic student grant from National Science Council. The work led to my 2009 research creativity award.
After graduation from college, I enrolled in Institute of Biophotonics at National Yang-Ming University. During my pursuit toward the master degree, I joined the biomicrofluidics applications laboratory led by Dr.Cheng. My master thesis focused on the galvanotaxis of lung adenocarcinoma cells, i.e. cells show directional migration and/or alignment under an applied direct-current electric field. During the 2.5 years of my master study, I had learned some mechanical engineering and microengineering tehcniques. I have created a high-throughtput (so to speak) microfluidic biochip for cell electrotaxis study (Biomicrofluidics, 2012) and also studied the underlying molecular mechanisms by proteomic approach in several novel electric stimulation devices.

Starting from 2010, I have also started to work my way toward developing point-of-care testing medical devices. The new device will be focused on applications in point-of-care testing and disaster management. I am also seeking collaboration and funding.
for information, see http://www.radiagnostic.com

After obtaining my master in end of 2012, I served the substitute military service for a year in Ministry of Health and Welfare in Taiwan.
After the service was concluded, I returned to Academia Sinica for research assistantship. Th research project I was involved in was developing miniaturized platform for whole cell sensors. 
In Sep, 2014, I enrolled into Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology as a phd student.

My hobby is watching television drama.